# Melissa Jameson

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### Riddle of the Week #32: Adam & Eve Play Rock-Paper-Scissors

Difficulty level: Easy<p>This week we are going to the Garden of Eden for a riddle penned by the British economist, writer, and bridge expert Hubert Phillips. Get ready for some rock-paper-scissors in paradise.<p>Problem<p>Adam and Eve play rock-paper-scissors 10 times. You know that:<p>Adam uses rock three …

### Response: 'Challenges Are a Natural Part of Mathematics'

By onFebruary 11, 2017 11:00 AM<p><i>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What do math teachers view as their</i> …

### Take a Quick Tour of the Mind-Boggling Universe of Mathematics

Math is often considered synonymous with pain, boredom and frustration. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “ugh, it’s like doing math.” But math …

### Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or …

### Fun with Paper Folding

Over the last several years, I’ve been able to work with teachers from local school districts as part of a grant-funded project called “The Math and …

### This Burger Joint Offers Hilarious ‘Healthy Options’ Free of Charge

Generally speaking, a burger joint is probably the last place one would go to get a low-calorie bite.<p>Instead of altering its menu to accommodate an increasingly health-conscious public, one Arkansas restaurant decided it would offer a different option to dieting diners.<p>Image source: Yelp<p>Parkside …

### This Environmental Scientist Makes Art Out Of Climate Data

The Maine-based artist and scientist Jill Pelto creates painterly nature scenes that are actually packed with information.<p>This past September, the artist and environmental scientist Jill Pelto noticed that a chart of shrinking glaciers actually mimicked the subject matter. A longtime painter, she …

### There’s fear of math. And then there’s fear of ‘Russian math’

There’s fear of math. And then there’s fear of Russian math, a private K-12 enrichment program cofounded by an immigrant in her Newton dining room in …

### Mathematicians are geeking out about a bizarre discovery in prime numbers

Prime numbers have both fascinated and boggled mathematicians for millennia. But a new study contends that one aspect of prime numbers’ core usefulness—the ability to appear random—may not be what we suspected it to be.<p>Despite having a simple definition, a whole number that cannot be exactly …

### When average isn’t good enough: Simpson’s paradox in education and earnings

In the early 1970s, the University of California, Berkeley was sued for gender discrimination over admission to graduate school. Of the 8,442 male …

### 16 Misconceptions

I wrote these 16 images of common misconceptions before the September 17, 2015 #elemmathchat about “Mathematical Misconceptions.” If you would like …

### #mathsTLP Summary 1st November 2015

<b>Lesson 1: Transformations</b><p>[tweet https://twitter.com/solvemymaths/status/660899191766560768 width = ‘600’] [tweet …

### 5x5 Most Amazing Just for Fun Game

<b>I call this game 5×5</b> (or 5 by 5). You use a sheet of 5×5 grids to play this game. Here is the game board I give students.5×5 game You will have time …

### Short & Simple Writing Prompt On Effort & Perseverance

Today, The New York Times published a short and interesting interview with Anthony Foxx, United States transportation secretary. It’s titled Anthony …

### 'Root of all evil' found in the brain by scientists

The part of the brain which switches on before aggressive behaviour is anatomically known as the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus.<p>The ‘root of all evil’ has been discovered by scientists who found that a distinct part of the brain fires up before premeditated nefarious acts are …

### Why Common Core Math Is the Key to Creative Problem-Solving

Common Core was baffling until I realized it was about teaching multiple ways of getting to the same answer. That's when the light bulb went off.<p>Common Core math standards get slammed a lot. I see posts on Facebook all the time from people bemoaning these baffling ways children are being taught …

### Why the Common Core Will Be Declared a Failure

By onMarch 3, 2016 6:15 AM<p>Critics are pointing out that early adopters of the Common Core—Kentucky, New York and others—have had four or five years …

### Failure IS an Option

As summer vacation ends, teachers observe the annual ritual of returning to school days ahead of their students, to be indoctrinated in the school district's goals for the new year. The latest education fad is tossed out and replaced with newer education initiatives, which are usually older …

Nobel Prize### Getting Rid of "No Calculator" Questions on Math Assessments

I have typically given assessments with both calculator questions and no-calculator questions. I've reasoned that students ought to know how to do a …

### A Smartwatch for the Visually Impaired

When a group of students at the University of Washington saw a fellow classmate struggling with big heavy Braille books to study, it sparked an idea …

### How to exercise smarter

If you’re serious about your exercise plan, you need to smarten up.<p>Before you head to the gym, here are seven fascinating insights from science to help motivate you and get more from your exercise, plucked from the BBC Future archive:<p><b>1. Why exercise boosts IQ</b><p>Consider this: children who walk to …

Muscle### Can You Solve The Crossed Ladder Geometry Puzzle?

Can you solve the blue line puzzle? There are two walls-one is 5 units tall, and the other is 3 units tall. There are two ladders, and the ladders …

### Could There be a Silver Bullet to Learning Math?

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me to explain the most challenging aspect of teaching math to students of any age. She said she is not a math …

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